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UWC Refugee Initiative – one scholar’s journey from camp to campus

The UWC Refugee Initiative aims to support at least 100 students, per year, of refugee or stateless status to attend a UWC around the world. UWCSEA is a proud supporter of this vital initiative and through the support of the College community, is currently supporting two scholars to attend UWC Dilijan and UWC Mostar.

They are two of many refugee scholars currently living and learning the UWC values, below is the story of Bachir a UWC Costa Rica alumnus (2011-2013) who grew up in a refugee camp called Smara, in the Tindouf province of Algeria. After receiving a UWC scholarship to Costa Rica he received a further scholarship to study Engineering at Brown Univesity in the US.

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UWC Refugee Initiative – scholarship gives South Sudanese refugee fresh chance

The UWC Refugee Initiative aims to support at least 100 students, per year, of refugee or stateless status to attend a UWC around the world. UWCSEA is a proud supporter of this vital initiative and through the support of the College community, is currently supporting two scholars to attend UWC Dilijan and UWC Mostar.

They are two of many refugee scholars currently living and learning the UWC values, below is the story of Emmanuel, from South Sudan who is studying at Adriatic College in Italy. His scholarship was created by Anna Illy, of the famous Italian coffee roasting company Illy.

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Focus on Scholarships: Emmy-award winning filmmaker and advocate for social justice

Kibi Anderson, Class of 1996 and scholar from the USA, spent her childhood supporting political campaigns to elect people who were fighting for equality for marginalised communities. Her mother was heavily involved in local politics at the time and was one of a small group of women of colour running for office and asserting the rights of women to have a seat at the political table. It was this early experience and passion for social justice, education and female empowerment that inspired Kibi to apply to be part of the UWC movement.

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Giving the gift of flights

Graduation is a significant milestone for all Grade 12s at UWCSEA. It is a culmination of many years of hard work and a celebration of their UWC journey and one most look forward to sharing with family and friends. However, for many of our scholars, the high cost of travelling to Singapore means that it is difficult for family members to be present. Gifts through the Foundation are working to change that.

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